Taupo News #110 – Week Ending 1st September 2019


Queenstown Bungy seeks clearance to acquire Taupo Bungy
The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Queenstown Bungy Limited to acquire the bungy and swing operations in …

AJ Hackett looks to acquire Taupo Bungy
Queenstown Bungy looks to acquire Taupo Bungy. The Commerce Commission, New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency, has …

Tūwharetoa lifts Lake Taupo rahui
Tūwharetoa has lifted raāui imposed on parts of Lake Taupo and the upper Waikato River after a wastewater spill into the lake. Tūwharetoa Māori …

Serious crash, Poihipi Rd in Taupo
Police are responding to a serious crash on Poihipi Rd in Taupo. The crash between a car and truck occurred at 3.35pm and one person has suffered …

Racing: Penny Royal rocked punters with Taupo win
The most surprising thing about Hawke’s Bay-trained Penny Royal’s win in a 1300m maiden race at Taupo last week was her dividend, $27.90 for a …

Taupo tour operator and boat charter enters partnership with local iwi
A family business started by Chris and Sue Jolly in 1980, Chris Jolly Outdoors has grown from a single man boating operation to one of the most …

Taupō mayoral candidate Kim Eyles’ pitch comes from left field
If you’re looking for an alternative in Taupō mayoral candidates – Kim Eyles is certainly it. Eyles is happy to admit he comes from the lower end of the …

Taupō teen’s moving story told in dance
And DanceNZmade competition owner Dean McKerras was so moved when she performed it at the DanceNZmade regional competition in Taupo this …

Tuwharetoa lift rāhui on Lake Taupō and Waikato River
The rāhui on Lake Taupō and upper Waikato River has been lifted. It was imposed by the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) six weeks ago on …

Fire victims vow not to ‘crumble’
Sometimes life seems so unfair. Friends of Taupo grandparents Sue and Wayne Porteous would be the first to agree. For 50 years Sue and Wayne …